No Problem

Album: Coloring Book (2016)
Charted: 43
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  • This track finds Chance gloating about his success while remaining independent. He threatens any labels that mess with him. "You don't want no problems, no problems with me," Chance sings on the hook.
  • The song opens with the voice of Detroit comedian, Ha Ha Davis, who declares, "You don't want zero problems, BIG FELLA." Ha Ha Davis appears several other times on Coloring Book on tracks such as "All Night" and "Blessings (Reprise)."
  • The ColleGrove collaborators Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz spit a verse each. Chance and Lil Wayne previously worked together in 2013 on Dedication 5's "You Song."
  • Chance directed the high-spirited video with his frequent collaborator Austin Vesely. It features the Chicago rapper rolling around his hometown, as well as showing off some of his dance moves. Wayne also displays his skills on a skate board while DJ Khaled, Young Thug, Boosie Badazz and King Louie all have cameos in the clip.
  • This won for Best Rap Performance at the 2017 Grammy Awards Ceremony. Coloring Book also won for Best Rap Album, and Chance won for Best New Artist.
  • Coloring Book was the first ever streaming-only album to win a Grammy.
  • The beat was supplied by the New Jersey dance duo BrassTracks, who comprise Ivan Jackson (trumpet, production) and Conor Rayne (drums). The pair also boasts production credits for the likes of Anderson Paak ("Am I Wrong").

    "It is inspired by old Kanye, sampling kind of stuff," Jackson told Genius. "He's used choirs in so many instances and we knew that we wanted to do something similar. We knew that we wouldn't get the sound that we wanted just by recording a choir. It's not just about that. It's about manipulation of those instruments."
  • BrassTracks met Chance through Twitter. "Everything we've ever put out, we get so many people saying that Chance the Rapper should get on it or it sounds like a Chance the Rapper beat and one day I tweeted that exact thing," Jackson explained. "He retweeted it. Then he followed us. So we DM'ed him."
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